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Over on the Foolish Workshop Board, fellow fool 2dp asked:
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=19412162
I have been using MI for over five years and have stuck with it through thick and thin. I don't remember anyone mentioning a way to backtest trading using a simple moving average. This seems to be a way to take one stock or index and trade only when it goes through the MA line, best used in an IRA account. What are your thoughts?

From time to time we have discussed moving averages, and in reply to 2dp, I've put together those backpost links I have. Note, this BACKPOST will probably be rolled over into a larger "Market Timing and TA" post.

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BACKPOSTS: Moving Averages
08-25-00 "More MT Ideas" by arezi
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=13192572
In reply: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=13194907 by sparfarkle


01-10-01 "Moving Average Index-Timing Backtest Anecdote" by DrinkMoxie
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14076910

04-01-01 "MI and Moving Average signals from Nasdaq" by eboller
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14676148
EMA vs MA: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14677633 by rubycon1

04-10-01 "MI Improved by Technical Analysis-Proof" by UNDFool
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14740253

04-10-01 "A Fresh Start" by SteveAl
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14740381
And: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14750044

04-11-01 "MI Improved by Technical Analysis - A Caution" by johnbachel
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14746021

04-11-01 "Proposal for an MI-TA backtest" by IgotRich
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14748500
In reply: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14750596 by SteveAl

04-14-01 "Re: Link for those interested in Timing" by arezi
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14768440

04-15-01 "Simple Screen using Moving Average" by dan2
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=14772635

08-29-01 "Re: Market Timing" by CoolcatReport
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=15652927

11-23-01 "50 Year Market Timing Backtest" by FoolishlyFree
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=16157473
In reply: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=16157942 by JeanDavid
And: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=16159512 by BarryDTO
And: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=16159717 by FoolishlyFree
And: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=16164006 by BarryDTO


07-20-02 "Backtest: Timing the market using RS26 screen" by eboller
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17546843
In reply: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17552015 by Llackey
And: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17560924 by elan

07-20-02 "Update: Results from Timing with RS26week" by eboller
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17547181
In reply: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17568163 by klouche
Using Excel to generate sell signals: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17548527 by Fireballs

07-29-02 "Mechanical TA Backtest" by SteveAl
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17600592
In reply: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17601931 by LorenCobb

08-10-02 "71 Year TA Backtest" by chrisjames
Looks at a 71 year study using a 16wk EMA of the S&P500.
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17667599
In reply: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17667939 by Ern2Win
Backtest: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17669877 by SteveAl
On using MA: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17668113 by JanSz

08-15-02 "Moving Average Backtest (Part 1)" by chrisjames
Discusses a backtest of EMA. See all four parts.
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17691131

08-15-02 "Moving Average Backtest (Part 2)" by chrisjames
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17691538

08-15-02 "Moving Average Backtest (Part 3)" by chrisjames
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17750398
And: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17753787
And: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17758151
In reply: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17762309 by gritton


08-11-02 "MITA preliminary result" by warrl
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17669699
In reply: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17670476 by arezi

08-31-02 "Moving Average Backtest (Part 4)" by chrisjames
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17767583
Revised data: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17767734
And: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17767817

08-31-02 "More MA Trading" by arezi
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17767071
Note error: Change any reference to "daily" to "weekly" in post.
Corrected text: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17772939
Backtest: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17769409 by MainiacJoe

10-14-02 "OT: TA & Market Timing" by SteveAl
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=17992183


01-17-03 "Re: Momentum v. Overreaction; Take IV" by MainiacJoe
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18447426
In reply: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18448657 by denpr
And: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18452068 by ges

01-26-03 "Trends and Valuation" by zeeko
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18489875

03-22-03 "Crossing 200 Day Moving Average" by chrisjames
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18782467
And: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18785109
And: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18785315

04-04-03 "Timing the Market Works" by dan2
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18854188
And: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18854951
In reply: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18869381 by MainiacJoe
And: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18902799 by hunnj

04-14-03 "Close But No Cigar" by MainiacJoe
Discusses Moving Average Convergence/Divergence (MACD).
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=18900472

05-26-03 "Here's an interesting mechanical investing idea" by AdvocatusDiaboli
Discusses 200 day MA.
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=19098249
Re a backtest: http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=19100514 by SteveAl

06-08-03 "Real Portfolio Results, 5 day Lows" by TrickyMick
http://boards.fool.com/Message.asp?mid=19157853
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